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Saints team for Racing 92 clash

The Saints team has been named for Saturday’s European Rugby Champions Cup game at Racing 92.

There are five changes to the starting line-up from that which ran out against Bath last Saturday, three up front and two in the backs.

Captain Lee Dickson returns to scrum-half to lead the team out at Stade Yves du Manoir in Colombes, with Tom Stephenson partnering Luther Burrell in the centres.

Meanwhile up front there is a first start in Saints colours for Victor Matfield, while Alex Waller returns at prop and Courtney Lawes joins the pack for what will be a stiff test against the Top 14 high-flyers.

Saturday’s game is being televised live from Paris on BT Sport from 3:15pm (UK time), with live text commentary also available at www.saintslive.co.uk

There is an extended interview with Victor Matfield in this week’s Saints podcast, along with chats with forwards coach Dorian West, hooker Mikey Haywood and prop Kieran Brookes.

Download for free onto any device at www.soundcloud.com/official-saints-rugby or subscribe via iTunes.

NORTHAMPTON SAINTS TEAM TO PLAY RACING-92
European Rugby Champions Cup Round 3
Stade Yves du Manoir
Saturday, December 12th, 2015
Kick off 3:15pm UK time

15 Ben FODEN
14 Jamie ELLIOTT
13 Luther BURRELL
12 Tom STEPHENSON
11 George NORTH
10 JJ HANRAHAN
9 Lee DICKSON (capt)
1 Alex WALLER
2 Mikey HAYWOOD
3 Kieran BROOKES
4 Michael PATERSON
5 Victor MATFIELD
6 Courtney LAWES
7 Teimana HARRISON
8 Sam DICKINSON
Replacements:
16 Matti WILLIAMS
17 Ethan WALLER
18 Paul HILL
19 Christian DAY
20 Jamie GIBSON
21 Kahn FOTUALI’I
22 Stephen MYLER
23 Ahsee TUALA

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